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Anticodes Events“Václav Havel: Anticodes” in the US December 13, 2013 The Václav Havel Library Foundation was an organizer of bringing Laterna Magika’s production of Václav Havel: Anticodes to the United States. With performances in Miami, Washington, DC, and in New York, the touring production was an enormous success! For more information about the Anticodes production, please visit Bohemian National Hall’s …
luers-in-tyden NewsWilliam Luers Interviewed in Tyden December 2, 2013 VHLF Advisory Board member William Luers was featured in this week’s edition of the popular Czech weekly news magazine, Týden. In an article entitled “Štrougal, Havel, Chňoupek and Boars,” Luers discussed his experience as Ambassad1or to Czechoslovakia (1983-1986) and his relationship with many of the key players in the final years …
Havel and His Era EventsHavel and His Era October 10, 2013 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, in partnership with the New York Public Library and Columbia University’s W. Averell Harriman Institute & Institute of East Central Europe, organized a conference at the New York Public Library entitled Havel and His Times. The event brought together leading archivists and scholars to discuss …
Martin Palous NewsVHLF President Martin Palouš in the Bush Institute’s Freedom Square July 17, 2013 VHLF President Martin Palous helped launch The George W. Bush Institute’s blog Freedom Square as part of the Freedom Collection initiative.  The Freedom Collection is an online archive chronicling the stories of dissidents, advocates of democracy, and others who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of freedom. Ambassador Palous’s entry is entitled Dictators and …
Beseda Ball at Bohemian National Hall EventsBeseda Ball at Bohemian National Hall February 23, 2013 The Beseda Ball is an annual Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association event celebrating its long tradition of Czech immigrant balls with festivities in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Bohemian National Hall. VHLF was a partner in this year’s Ball and it was a smashing success! Hope to see you …
Jiří Stivin EventsJiří Stivin Trio in Miami and New York January 21, 2013 VHLF held an event on February 8th at the De La Cruz Contemporary Art Space in Miami, Florida in honor of Václav Havel and the Václav Havel Center for Human Rights & Diplomacy at Florida International University. A reception and gallery tour followed by a private concert by Czech musical legend, Jiri …
students EventsHavel: President, Citizen, Artist November 15, 2012 The Václav Havel Library Foundation, in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, held a program honoring President Havel entitled “Havel: President, Citizen, Artist” at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC on November 15th. The evening’s speakers included VHLF Advisory Board Co-Chair and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, VHLF Advisory Board …
Aung San Suu Kyi EventsThe Lady of Burma comes to Washington – at last September 21, 2012 Source: The Freedom Collection www.freedomcollection.org / By James K. Glassman Yesterday in Washington, Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi stood in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda to accept the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. The award had been waiting for Suu Kyi since 2008, when …
Ondrej Nemec EventsEnsuring Havel’s Legacy, at NYU May 8, 2012 Following the May 7 Celebrate Havel event at Lincoln Center, The Foundation for a Civil Society, the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, the Czech Center New York, and the Havel Library in Prague held a seminar entitled “Ensuring Havel’s Legacy”at New York University. The seminar …
Ondrej Nemec EventsCelebrate Havel at the Lincoln Center May 7, 2012 On May 7, The Foundation for a Civil Society, the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, the Czech Center New York, and the Havel Library in Prague held Celebrate Havel in the Vivian Beaumont Lobby at Lincoln Center. Illustrious speakers and guests at the event included: …